American Heart Association

Fifteen health organizations file in Philadelphia’s sugary drink tax

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Fifteen health organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief Friday in hopes that the beverage industry’s appeal of a sugar tax will fall flat.

Philadelphia’s 1.5-cent-an-ounce tax on sweetened drinks survived a major challenge in December from the beverage industry, after a city judge dismissed the group’s lawsuit. […]

Eating more homemade meals may reduce risk of Type 2 diabetes

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS 

If you eat more meals prepared at home, you may reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2015.

People who ate about two homemade lunches or dinners each day — or about 11 to […]